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The battery icon does not appear in the Windows 10 taskbar

If for some reason the battery icon does not appear on your Windows 10 laptop, in this post you will get some suggestions to recover it. This is essential to always be informed of the battery level and for how long we can continue to operate without an external power supply.

The battery icon is very useful for users who do not always keep their notebooks or netbooks connected to the power supply. Placing the mouse pointer over it shows the percentage of charge remaining and the estimated time of use available. Also, right-clicking gives you quick access to Power Options, Windows Mobility Center, and screen brightness can be adjusted. You can also quickly switch between power plans.

Battery icon does not appear

Usually the battery icon appears on the taskbar, but sometimes you may not find it there. This can be due to accidental deactivation, system error, or Windows update errors. If you are having this problem, you can try the following solutions to add the battery icon to the Windows 10 taskbar.

I. Check if the battery icon is disabled in Settings

# 1.  Open the Settings application  by clicking its icon in the Start menu or using the Windows + I keyboard shortcut .

# 2.  Navigate to  Personalization  >  Taskbar. This will open the taskbar settings page.

# 3.  Click the link  Select the icons that will appear in the taskbar.

# 4.  Turn on the Power option switch , which shows the battery icon.

With this you should be able to see the battery icon in the system tray.

In Windows 8 and 7

# 1.  Click the small arrow visible on the taskbar and then click Customize  to open the Notification Area Icons window .

# 2.  here, check if the battery icon behavior is set to  Hide icon and notifications. If that’s the case, select  Show icon and notifications  from the drop-down menu and then click the OK button   to restore the icon.

II. Find hardware changes in Device Manager

# 1.  Open Device Manager. Type device manager in Start and hit the Enter key to open it or choose the main result.

# 2.  In Device Manager, expand the Batteries section , right-click on the Microsoft AC Adapter entry  and choose the Uninstall device option .

Click the Uninstall button when you see the warning message to continue uninstalling the driver.

# 3.  Next, click on the Action menu   and choose the Scan for hardware changes option   to restore the missing battery icon.

When the system detects the battery hardware and reinstalls it, you can possibly recover and add the battery icon to the Windows 10 taskbar.

III. Repair system files

# 1.  Type CMD in the Start menu and in the Command Prompt options choose Run as administrator.

# 2.  Inside the elevated Command Prompt, type  sfc / scannow  and hit the Enter key to run the System File Checker (SFC).

It will take some time to scan all files on the system and automatically repair corrupted ones if it finds any. You may need to restart your PC at the end for the changes to take effect.

IV. Employ reset functions

The Reset this PC function allows you to reinstall Windows without deleting your files, settings and applications installed from the Store, and you can do it in both Windows 10 and Windows 8.

You can refer to the guide how to restore Windows 10  for detailed instructions.

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